Definitions of intervene

  1. get involved, usually so as to hinder or halt an action; " Why did the U. S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
  2. occur between other event or between certain points of time; " the war intervened between the birth of her two children"
  3. get involved, so as to alter or hinder an action, or through force or threat of force; " Why did the U. S. not intervene earlier in WW II?"
  4. be placed or located between other things or extend between spaces and events; " This interludes intervenes between the two movements"; " Eight days intervened"
  5. To separate.
  6. To occur, fall, or come between, points of time, or events; as, an instant intervened between the flash and the report; nothing intervened ( i. e., between the intention and the execution) to prevent the undertaking.
  7. To interpose; as, to intervene to settle a quarrel.
  8. In a suit to which one has not been made a party, to put forward a defense of one's interest in the subject matter.
  9. To come between.
  10. A coming between; intervention; meeting.
  11. To come between, or to be between, persons or things; - followed by between; as, the Mediterranean intervenes between Europe and Africa.
  12. To come or be situated; interfere.
  13. To come or be between: to occur between points of time: to happen so as to interrupt: to interpose.
  14. Intervention.
  15. To come between; interpose.
  16. To come or be between things; interfere; interpose; interrupt.
  17. To come, be or lie between; to occur between points of time or events, and sometimes to interrupt; to interpose.
  18. To come or be between persons or things; to happen between acts or events; to interpose.

Quotes of intervene

  1. Jewish intellectuals contributed a great deal to insure that Europe became a continent of humanism, and it is with these humanist ideals that Europe must now intervene in the Middle East conflict. – Daniel Barenboim
  2. When I see something unjust, I have to intervene it's hard for me to watch the underdog suffer. – Kristen Bell
  3. We didn't push the Russians to intervene but we knowingly increased the probability that they would. – Zbigniew Brzezinski
  4. If the Europeans want to intervene that's their business. But if I were president, I would remove every United States soldier from the Balkan peninsula. – Pat Buchanan
  5. The system has for its object an increase of persons that are to intervene between the producer and the consumer, living on the product of the land and labour of others, diminishing the power of the first, and increasing the number of the last. – Henry Charles Carey
  6. I said to the German Ambassador that, as long as there was only a dispute between Austria and Serbia alone, I did not feel entitled to intervene but that, directly it was a matter between Austria and Russia, it became a question of the peace of Europe, which concerned us all. – Edward Grey
  7. If I'd seen a grown man beating a crippled boy, of course I'd intervene If my father died and left my mother destitute, it's your instinct to take care of her. So when I started to think about it in those terms, it started to make sense to me. – Charlie Hunnam
  8. Although I insist that God has always had the power to intervene directly in nature to create new forms, I am willing to be per -suaded that He chose not to do so and instead employed secondary natural causes like random mutation and natural selection. – Phillip E. Johnson
  9. The relationships that people have- that are sexual, psychological, emotional- these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that. – Madalyn Murray O'Hair
  10. Serbia did not want to recognize our country in a peaceful way, so that is why they wanted to destroy us. All our efforts to find a peaceful solution were impossible. In order to save the people, NATO had to intervene – Ibrahim Rugova
  11. History has shown us that, on extraordinarily rare occasions, it becomes necessary for the federal government to intervene on behalf of individuals whose 14th Amendment rights to legal due process and equal protection may be violated by a state. – Michael K. Simpson
  12. We believe in fair exchange rates and Japan doesn't practice that. They have massive U. S. dollar reserves, and they use them to intervene regularly. – Rick Wagoner

Usage examples for intervene

  1. There we are inferior; while if we are to practise and become a match for them, time must intervene – The History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
  2. So my advice, indeed, was not to intervene in such a case, and the Prefet did me the honor to agree with my remarks. – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  3. Again his Lordship was forced to intervene – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  4. He was going to intervene – Syndrome by Thomas Hoover
  5. I was only speaking of the natural consequences of the present state of affairs, should nothing intervene to prevent such a conclusion." – Janet's Love and Service by Margaret M Robertson
  6. It is not my intention to intervene in a dispute as to the meaning of certain phrases in ancient literature; but there are certain aspects of the problems at issue which are so intimately related to my main theme as to make some reference to them unavoidable. – The Evolution of the Dragon by G. Elliot Smith
  7. Few men at his age were called upon to stand in the place of a parent to a young girl, to intervene in her affairs, and to decide who was and who was not a proper person to pretend to her acquaintance. – A Fearful Responsibility and Other Stories by William D. Howells
  8. Throw in a pretty girl, and the old fellow and the young one will both fall in love with her; or let fame or danger intervene the words of the father of Admetus will be yours: You love to see the light. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece by Various
  9. The authorities tell us that, unless some cosmic accident intervene the earth will remain habitable by man for at least ten million years. – The Story of Evolution by Joseph McCabe
  10. Whatever time or space may intervene I will not be a stranger in this scene. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  11. I’ m your mother, and if I intervene at all, it must be in the way of helping you to come together and not of putting you apart. –  by
  12. No comma should intervene between the final adjective and the noun. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  13. After the noun half, we usually suppress this preposition, if an article intervene as, " half a dollar," rather than, " half of a dollar," or " a dollar's half." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  14. 30. But sanctification must intervene first. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  15. Many a water- shed may intervene between the starting- point of each erratic or pebble and its final resting- place, and the only means of discovering the country from which it took its departure will consist in a careful comparison of its mineral or fossil contents with those of the parent rocks. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  16. And while we cannot justify, we cannot intervene – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  17. On her return she was to go at once to Park Lane, and sleep there for the two nights which would intervene before the departure of the Pallisers. – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  18. Stella was on the point of starting up to intervene but Monck stopped her with a word. – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  19. Yes, she exclaimed, before I leave this scene, Death will appear,- the warning intervene – Papers from Overlook-House by Casper Almore

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